Up On the Housetop was composed by American songwriter Benjamin R. Hanby, who lived from 1833 to 1867. Many people speculate that he also composed the carol Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, because of the similarities between the two carols. There are five sheet music versions of the song for piano here in the key of G, for beginners to more advanced players.
The beginner version of Up On the Housetop for piano features the melody in the treble clef staff. The easy version of Up On the Housetop for piano splits the melody between the right and left hands. The simple version of Up On the Housetop for piano has a basic left hand accompaniment line that complements the melody. The intermediate version of Up On the Housetop for piano includes some harmony and moving lines in the left hand. The advanced version of Up On the Housetop for piano features a more complex arrangement with harmony and moving notes in the left hand. Select one of the images below for a free printable PDF of the carol.
For a lead sheet with chords, visit the main sheet music page for Up On the Housetop. It includes arrangements of the carol in seven different keys, as well as links to the song for band and string instruments and recorder. The lyrics to Up On the Housetop are also available. Visit the Christmas music for piano page for an explanation of the different arrangements of the carols, as well as sheet music for many more songs.